Brewers beat Nationals 4-1 behind Chacin, 3 homers

WASHINGTON (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers left Nationals Park with another win and a new pitcher.

Jhoulys Chacin survived a rocky first and pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer and the Brewers beat the Nationals 4-1 on Friday night.

During the game, the teams worked out a trade that sent Gio Gonzalez from the Nationals to the Brewers for two minor leaguers. The left-handed starter, who has struggled in 2018, will be a free agent in the offseason.

''We're excited to get him,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ''It's a good pitcher that's certainly got a lot of experience and he's gonna help us.''

Holding a 2-0 lead, Chacin allowed the first three Nationals to reach base in the first. A fielder's choice ground out produced one run, but Chacin retired the next two batters to end the threat.

''He squeaks out of trouble all the time and then once he settles in in the second, third, whatever, he's on cruise control the rest of the game,'' Shaw said.

Chacin (14-5) allowed a run on six hits while striking out six and walking two in 6 1/3 innings.

The Brewers also got home runs from Jesus Aguilar, his 31st, and Erik Kratz in winning their third straight game and eighth in their last 11. Milwaukee holds the second NL wild card spot.

Jeremy Jeffress pitched the ninth for his eighth save in 13 opportunities. With a hard rain falling, the Nationals loaded the bases with one out, but Jeffress struck out Bryce Harper and got Anthony Rendon on a fielder's choice.

Trea Turner had three hits for Washington, which went 1 for 15 with runners in scoring position and left 12 runners on.

Tanner Roark (8-14) allowed four runs on six hits over six innings.

''Just a little erratic at times, not hitting my spots and they made me pay for it,'' Roark said.

Roark came in 5-1 with a 1.61 ERA in his past seven starts, but the Brewers homered in each of the first three innings against him.

Shaw connected for a two-run shot with two outs in the first, Kratz hit a solo home run in the second and Aguilar connected with nobody on in the third.

''We scored early tonight and that was enough,'' Counsell said.

Nationals catcher Matt Wieters was ejected in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes.

MORE MOVES

Brewers: Acquired OF Curtis Granderson from the Blue Jays for minor league OF Demi Orimoloye. Granderson, 37, has hit .243 with 11 home runs and 35 RBIs in 103 games this season. Milwaukee also acquired LHP Xavier Cedeno from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for OF Bryan Connell and RHP Johan Dominguez, two minor leaguers. Cedeno is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in 33 relief appearances this season.

Nationals: Sent RHP Ryan Madson to the Los Angeles Dodgers for RHP Andrew Istler. Madson was 5-5 with five saves and a 4.08 ERA in 69 games for Washington. Istler went 4-4 with a 2.37 ERA in 41 games (one start) between three levels of Los Angeles' minor league system.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: LHP Sean Doolittle (left toe inflammation) threw a simulated game Friday and is slated for another one Sunday or Monday. ''I was a little bit inconsistent with my execution, but I was very happy with how the foot felt,'' he said. ... Manager Dave Martinez said Harper is still battling a cough, but the former MVP was back in the lineup after pinch hitting on Wednesday.

UP NEXT

Brewers: RHP Chase Anderson (9-7, 4.04) makes his second career appearance against Washington, the first being a 2014 loss while with Arizona.

Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (7-7, 4.14) makes his first start against Milwaukee since 2014. He's 0-2 with a 5.30 ERA in three games vs. the Brewers.

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  • W: J. Chacin (14-5)L: T. Roark (8-14)S: J. Jeffress (8)
  • HR: MIL - E. Kratz (5), J. Aguilar (31), T. Shaw (27)
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    B. Harper CF40000125.245.377.497.8740.0
    A. Rendon 3B50110016.297.357.505.8611.5
    J. Soto LF30200112.295.413.514.9272.5
    R. Zimmerman 1B30000105.263.337.516.8541.0
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    S. Kieboom C10000001.191.277.247.5240.0
    W. Difo 2B40000004.238.296.356.6520.0
    T. Roark P10000012.208.222.283.505-0.5
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    • a-grounded out for Glover in the 7th
    • b-struck out for Grace in the 9th
    BATTING
    • HR - J. Aguilar (31), T. Shaw (27), E. Kratz (5)
    • RBI - J. Aguilar (93), T. Shaw 2 (76), E. Kratz (19)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Shaw 2 (24)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain, J. Aguilar
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Turner (20)
    • SH - T. Roark (5)
    • RBI - A. Rendon (66)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton, B. Harper, A. Rendon 4 (4), R. Zimmerman 2 (2), S. Kieboom, W. Difo, T. Roark 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Yelich (15)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - T. Turner (34)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Schoop-Arcia-Shaw)
    • E - O. Arcia (13)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Chacin (W, 14-5)6.16112603.531.2122.0
    D. Jennings (H, 11)0.21000003.211.35-1.0
    J. Barnes (H, 4)1.01001003.531.521.0
    J. Jeffress (S, 8)1.01001201.501.069.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Chacin (W, 14-5)6.1
    D. Jennings (H, 11)0.2
    J. Barnes (H, 4)1.0
    J. Jeffress (S, 8)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Roark (L, 8-14)6.06440334.031.234.5
    K. Glover1.00000004.911.773.0
    J. Cordero1.00000003.121.503.0
    M. Grace1.00000102.841.143.5
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Roark (L, 8-14)6.0
    K. Glover1.0
    J. Cordero1.0
    M. Grace1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Chacin (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 102-64, D. Jennings 17-13, J. Barnes 14-9, J. Jeffress 23-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 6-7, J. Barnes 2-0, J. Jeffress 2-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 27, D. Jennings 3, J. Barnes 4, J. Jeffress 6
    • Balks - D. Jennings
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 95-58, K. Glover 14-9, J. Cordero 3-3, M. Grace 8-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 6-9, J. Cordero 1-2
    • Batters Faced - T. Roark 24, K. Glover 3, J. Cordero 3, M. Grace 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    J. Aguilar 1B41111002.276.358.560.9186.0
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    T. Shaw 2B-1B41121010.247.337.486.8246.5
    R. Braun LF40000000.252.299.445.7450.0
    M. Moustakas 3B40000010.254.315.468.783-0.5
    E. Kratz C31111010.260.296.387.6825.5
    O. Arcia SS30000000.212.245.273.5180.0
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      A. Eaton RF51200011.302.382.420.8022.5
      T. Turner SS40300100.270.337.412.7497.0
      B. Harper CF40000125.245.377.497.8740.0
      A. Rendon 3B50110016.297.357.505.8611.5
      J. Soto LF30200112.295.413.514.9272.5
      R. Zimmerman 1B30000105.263.337.516.8541.0
      M. Wieters C30100013.233.313.360.6730.5
      S. Kieboom C10000001.191.277.247.5240.0
      W. Difo 2B40000004.238.296.356.6520.0
      T. Roark P10000012.208.222.283.505-0.5
      K. Glover P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      a- M. Taylor PH10000000.228.289.361.6500.0
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      M. Grace P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
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      • a-grounded out for Glover in the 7th
      • b-struck out for Grace in the 9th
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Aguilar (31), T. Shaw (27), E. Kratz (5)
      • RBI - J. Aguilar (93), T. Shaw 2 (76), E. Kratz (19)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Shaw 2 (24)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain, J. Aguilar
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Turner (20)
      • SH - T. Roark (5)
      • RBI - A. Rendon (66)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton, B. Harper, A. Rendon 4 (4), R. Zimmerman 2 (2), S. Kieboom, W. Difo, T. Roark 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Yelich (15)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Turner (34)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Schoop-Arcia-Shaw)
      • E - O. Arcia (13)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Chacin (W, 14-5)6.16112603.531.2122.0
      D. Jennings (H, 11)0.21000003.211.35-1.0
      J. Barnes (H, 4)1.01001003.531.521.0
      J. Jeffress (S, 8)1.01001201.501.069.0
      Total9.0911480---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Chacin (W, 14-5)6.1
      D. Jennings (H, 11)0.2
      J. Barnes (H, 4)1.0
      J. Jeffress (S, 8)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Roark (L, 8-14)6.06440334.031.234.5
      K. Glover1.00000004.911.773.0
      J. Cordero1.00000003.121.503.0
      M. Grace1.00000102.841.143.5
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      PITCHERSIP
      T. Roark (L, 8-14)6.0
      K. Glover1.0
      J. Cordero1.0
      M. Grace1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Chacin (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 102-64, D. Jennings 17-13, J. Barnes 14-9, J. Jeffress 23-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 6-7, J. Barnes 2-0, J. Jeffress 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 27, D. Jennings 3, J. Barnes 4, J. Jeffress 6
      • Balks - D. Jennings
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 95-58, K. Glover 14-9, J. Cordero 3-3, M. Grace 8-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 6-9, J. Cordero 1-2
      • Batters Faced - T. Roark 24, K. Glover 3, J. Cordero 3, M. Grace 3
      • 3RD INNING
        Aguilar homered to left41
      • 2ND INNING
        Kratz homered to left center31
      • 1ST INNING
        Rendon reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Eaton scored, Turner to third, Harper out at second21
        Shaw homered to center, Yelich scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Matt Grace relieved Jimmy Cordero
        • T. Shaw: Foul, Shaw lined out to center
        • R. Braun: Braun flied out to deep right
        • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jeremy Jeffress relieved Jacob Barnes
        • W. Difo: Ball, Difo safe at first on shortstop Arcia fielding error
        • Andrew Stevenson hit for Matt Grace
        • A. Stevenson: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Stevenson struck out swinging
        • A. Eaton: Foul, Eaton singled to right, Difo to second
        • T. Turner: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Turner walked, Difo to third, Eaton to second
        • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Rendon grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Turner out at second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jimmy Cordero pitching
        • L. Cain: Cain lined out to left
        • C. Yelich: Yelich grounded out to second
        • J. Aguilar: Aguilar flied out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jonathan Schoop at second base
        • Jacob Barnes pitching
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Foul, Foul, Rendon singled to shallow center
        • J. Soto: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Soto walked, Rendon to second
        • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Zimmerman grounded out to shortstop, Rendon to third, Soto out at second
        • S. Kieboom: Kieboom grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Spencer Kieboom catching
        • Koda Glover relieved Tanner Roark
        • E. Kratz: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Kratz flied out to left
        • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Arcia popped out to shortstop
        • J. Chacin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Chacin fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Michael Taylor hit for Koda Glover
        • M. Taylor: Ball, Taylor grounded out to shortstop
        • Dan Jennings relieved Jhoulys Chacin
        • A. Eaton: Strike swinging, Eaton lined out to shortstop
        • T. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Turner singled to left
        • B. Harper: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Turner to second on balk, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Harper lined out to left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Shaw struck out looking
        • R. Braun: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Braun lined out to second
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Moustakas popped out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • J. Soto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Soto singled to right center
        • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Zimmerman popped out to second
        • M. Wieters: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wieters struck out swinging
        • W. Difo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Difo popped out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • J. Chacin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Chacin grounded out to first
        • L. Cain: Ball, Cain flied out to right
        • C. Yelich: Ball, Yelich singled to left
        • J. Aguilar: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Yelich stole second, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Aguilar flied out to left
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Foul, Eaton flied out to deep right
        • T. Turner: Turner doubled to center
        • B. Harper: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Harper popped out to shortstop
        • A. Rendon: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Rendon struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike swinging, Moustakas fouled out to catcher
        • E. Kratz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Kratz struck out looking
        • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Arcia fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • J. Soto: Soto reached on bunt single to pitcher
        • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Zimmerman walked, Soto to second
        • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Wieters flied out to deep right, Soto to third
        • W. Difo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Difo reached on fielder's choice to second, Soto out at home, Zimmerman to second
        • T. Roark: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Roark struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • C. Yelich: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Yelich grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Aguilar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Aguilar homered to left
        • T. Shaw: Shaw grounded out to first
        • R. Braun: Braun flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • T. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Turner grounded out to pitcher
        • B. Harper: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Rendon lined out to left
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • M. Moustakas: Foul, Ball, Ball, Moustakas popped out to second
        • E. Kratz: Kratz homered to left center
        • O. Arcia: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arcia lined out to pitcher
        • J. Chacin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Chacin singled to left
        • L. Cain: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Cain grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Chacin out at second
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • M. Wieters: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Wieters singled to shallow center
        • W. Difo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Difo popped out to shortstop
        • T. Roark: Ball, Strike swinging, Roark hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Wieters to second
        • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Eaton struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
        • C. Yelich: Yelich singled to left center
        • J. Aguilar: Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Aguilar flied out to deep center
        • T. Shaw: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Shaw homered to center, Yelich scored
        • R. Braun: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Braun grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • A. Eaton: Ball, Eaton singled to shallow right
        • T. Turner: Ball, Eaton to second on wild pitch, Turner singled to left, Eaton to third
        • B. Harper: Ball, Turner stole second, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Harper walked
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Rendon reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Eaton scored, Turner to third, Harper out at second
        • J. Soto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Soto struck out swinging
        • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Zimmerman grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Rendon out at second
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)